Conflict and Resolution: FPS Winter Show 2011

21 Nov 2011 – 26 Nov 2011

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La Galleria Pall Mall

London, United Kingdom


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Conflict and Resolution: FPS Winter Show 2011


Free Painters and Sculptors Winter show 2011 Conflict and Resolution International terrorism, the global banking crisis, London riots, travelling on the tube, a hair in your food, running out of toothpaste, toe nails in the bath, ….Conflict and resolution is evident in the severe to the mundane; the macro to the micro; the serious to the trivial. Conflict and resolution also represents the artist's creative process — the mind in a state of flux, inhabited by the conflict of subject, colour and contrast leading ultimately to the resolution of the finished work. November's show 'Conflict and Resolution' brings together the best of the long established art group — Free Painters and Sculptors — and demonstrates their eclectic style in interpreting this unsettling theme. About FPS FPS is an eclectic group of painters, printmakers and sculptors whose works range from the traditional and delicate to the bold and contemporary. All embody the ethos of the group's founding principle — namely to be free from the constraints of populist art movements and fashions. The group was established in 1952 and was originally associated with the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts). The founding members featured many high profile and influential artists, including Henry Moore. During the fifties and sixties it played a significant part in the establishment of abstract art, the first of a number of post war movements that freed artists from the orthodoxy of rigid ideals, and became a forerunner of the current postmodern ideals of free expression. ‘Conflict and Resolution' marks the penultimate show for FPS before its 60th anniversary in 2012. When 20—26 November 2011 | Preview 24 November 2011, 7pm Where La Galleria 30 Royal Opera Arcade | Pall Mall | London SW1Y 4UY ----------------------------------------------------------------- Notes Preview agenda 7pm — Doors open 8pm - Speech by guest artist, Robert Perry (RBSA) 9pm - Music by guest bands The Cartels (http://www.thecartels.com/) and The Velotones (http://www.myspace.com/thevelotonesofficial) Contacts Curator and exhibition organiser - Gabriel Parfitt gabrielparfitt@hotmail.com | www.gabrielparfitt.co.uk | 07786865356 FPS info@freepaintersandsculptors.co.uk | www.freepaintersandsculptors.co.uk Images available on FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/freepaintersandsculptors/ La Galleria Tel 0207 930 8069 | www.lagalleria.org | 5b Pall Mall Westminster, London SW1Y 4UY Featuring artists Cos Ahmet | Dijana Bekvalac | Lorenzo Belenguer | Simon Burder | David Davies | Caroline Falkland | Malcolm Franklin | Rosina Flower | Odette Farrel | Kasia Kaldowski | Mariusz Kaldowski | Gabriel Parfitt | John Parfitt | John Mackenzie | Pete Murry | Piky | Robert Perry | Roy Rasmussen | James Reynolds | Bruni Schling | Ines Szamrey | Kate Wilson |


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